The 6 1 5 Featuring Anchor Publicity's Colleen Lippert
Colleen Lippert, owner of Anchor Publicity, is known around Nashville as being the sweet, hard-working publicist that gets the job done.
Colleen's Top Six:
What makes Nashville special to you? The first time I visited Nashville, I knew I wanted to live here. There’s so much history to take in everywhere you go and there’s always something to do. Before the pandemic, you could take a Goat Yoga class, attend a baseball game, go to a concert and eat at a five-star restaurant all in one day. It’s hard to get bored here! Most under-rated thing about Nashville? I think it would have to be the sense of community. Everyone knows each other in town and we all want to see each other succeed. Everyone’s dreams and goals are supported and everyone is always willing to lend a hand. How would you say your hometown of Wappingers Falls, NY differs from Nashville? As much as I love living in Nashville, the food here just does not compare to the food in New York! I miss all of the amazing Italian restaurants. Whenever I go back home to visit, I always eat at a restaurant called Antonella’s and I order the same thing – Baked Clams Oreganata as an appetizer and Chicken Sorrentino as an entrée. It’s layered with eggplant, prosciutto and fresh mozzarella. So good!
Say you had a completely free day in Nashville—no work allowed. What would you be doing? I love to catch up with friends and explore new places. I like to take my dogs on walks near the lake, too. Anything near the water is super relaxing to me. It’s so peaceful to pack a lunch, drive to the lake and enjoy a picnic outside.
In reality, I’d probably be home catching up on some true crime documentaries. I love shows like Dateline, 48 Hours and 20/20. I’m a real homebody – I love to be at home and in my sweatpants with no makeup when I’m not working. Is there a place you haven't been that you have been dying to go? I’d really like to go to The White Limozeen! I love that the décor has been inspired by Dolly Parton – pink and fun patterns everywhere! I feel like I’m the only person who hasn’t been there yet. If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? I always take friends and family to The Pfunky Griddle in Berry Hill. It’s a cute little restaurant in an old bungalow house. The tables are griddles and you cook your own food! It’s a lot of fun and everyone always enjoys it. Taking pictures at The Parthenon is a must, too!
One Thing About Nashville
What's one thing that excites you most about the Nashville music scene right now? I’m just so excited for live music again! I think before Covid, we may have taken it for granted a bit here in town. Normally, there’s music close to 24/7 and most of us work in some aspect of the industry. I’m eager to get back out and see my friends play the new songs they’ve written over the past year!
What’s your favorite place for breakfast in Nashville? I really like The Pancake Pantry. There are so many great menu options to choose from! I usually get the Silver Dollar Pancakes or the Sugar and Spice Pancakes. The syrup there is also delicious. Favorite place to go on date night? Honestly, Waffle House! It’s laid-back, casual and everybody there is always so friendly. I’m not really a fancy person and you can never go wrong with a chocolate chip waffle! I’m a cheap date (giggles).
Favorite museum? I am a huge museum nerd! I don’t think you can go wrong visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame. The exhibits are always changing, so there’s always something new to look at. I never get bored looking at the handwritten lyric sheets or the award show ballgowns. Favorite Nashville Chef? Maneet Chauhan – hands down. I love Indian food and her restaurant Chauhan Ale and Masala House is one of my favorites! I have never had anything I didn’t like there.
A few years ago, I got my mom a private cooking lesson with Maneet at her restaurant Tansuo for Mother’s Day. The experience was absolutely incredible and Maneet was so kind to us. We both felt like we were cooking with an old friend rather than an accomplished, award-winning chef. Best Broadway bar? I always have fun at Legends! Bootlegger’s is also a fun spot. They have the best Blackberry Moonshine Margaritas!